In February 2021, Christie's auction house sold a digital work by Mike Winkemann, popularly known as Beeple, for the sum of $ 69.3 million, making the almost unknown author the third most sought-after living artist in the world, after David Hockney and Jeff Koons. The news shook the art scene. Not only because of the exorbitant amount obtained by Everydays: The First 5000 Days (2021) - the work in question - but, mainly, because of its immaterial nature and because of the implications of the event in a possible reconfiguration of the art system and some of its more established values.
Open to the public from March 12 to June 13, 2022, this major international contemporary art event under the title rīvus will be articulated through a series of conceptual wetlands and imagined ecosystems populated by artworks, public programs, experiments, research and activisms, following the currents of meandering tributaries that expand into a delta of interrelated ideas.
rīvus - BIENNALE OF SYDNEY 23RD EDITION
The Patio Herreriano Spanish Contemporary Art Museum in Valladolid presents a group exhibition conceived as a critical essay against the hegemonic perspective that the 1980s was the most interesting period in contemporary Spanish painting.
PATIO HERRERIANO MUSEUM: AN PERSPECTIVE ON CONTEMPORARY SPANISH PAINTING
The Reina Sofía National Museum Center of Arts in Madrid presents for the first time the artwork of Swedish artist Charlotte Johannesson. Combining textile art and digital design, Johannesson's work is a key precedent for contemporary digital art and feminist artistic production.
CHARLOTTE JOHANNESSON: FEMINIST TEXTILE AND DIGITAL ART
Jorge Cabieses’ paintings are distinctly geometric and his approach is successful in outsmarting geometric abstraction. His high clean and regular forms are contrasted by the use of hard and rustic materials. Curator Laura Marsh states, “Jorge Cabieses’ collages, paintings, and sculptures have resonance and depth beyond their points of departure within the canon of painting. “
JORGE CABIESES EXHIBITS “CONSTRUCTIONS AND CANCELLATIONS” AT DOT FIFTYONE MIAMI
After one year in lockdown, literally "at home," Garagem Sul announces At Home, a pre-pandemic exhibition which demonstrates that architects have been long debating and experimenting with how and where we live. Curated by Margherita Guccione, Pippo Ciorra, André Tavares and Sérgio Catumba
LISBON – AT HOME PRESENTS PROJECTS FOR CONTEMPORARY LIVING
Dagoberto Rodríguez (1969, Caibarién, Cuba) presents Planeta de Cristal (Crystal Planet), his first solo exhibition in Miami, recently opened to the public. It collects part of his production from 2020 and confirms the vitality that his already long and successful career preserves, which, with notable international recognition, has spanned the past three decades. The artist was first part, until very recently, of the Los Carpinteros collective, and then, since 2017, he works and exhibits on his own.
DAGOBERTO RODRÍGUEZ: OMENS OF THE FUTURE
The festival, which takes part at various of the city's exceptional heritage sites, has been a major influence in disseminating the best of world photography. This year, Rolf Art exhibits “Rethink Everything: the power of art in times of isolation” with curatorship by Andrea Giunta and the collaboration of Julieta Tarraubella and Florencia Rugiero.
BUENOS AIRES-BASED GALLERY ROLF ART EXHIBITS “RETHINK EVERYTHING” AT LES RENCONTRES D’ARLES
Within the framework of the MadBlue festival and quoting the Pixies' song, the artist from Madrid intervenes in the Casa Encendida with thirteen paintings that reproduce the phrase Where is my mind? in nautical alphabet.
MADRID: NURIA MORA INTERVENES ON THE CASA ENCENDIDA'S FAÇADE
The founder and director of Art Advisory Services, Sofía Urbina, launches an intensive course to learn about contemporary art and its market, and the investment possibilities offered by the art industry today.
SOFÍA URBINA | STUDING THE CONTEMPORARY ART MARKET FROM WHITHIN
Olafur Eliasson presents site-specific installation Life at the Beyeler Foundation. Conceived to reflect on the relationship between culture and nature, the artwork is one of the artist's most daring pieces.
OLAFUR ELIASSON: "LIFE", AN INSTINCTIVE EXPERIENCE AT THE BEYELER FOUNDATION
The Pinta Group, directed by Diego Costa Peuser, and their respective fairs, both Pinta Miami and BAphoto, introduced a series of videos in which the artists presented their works. This time, the Madrid-based artista represented by the Ponce+Robles gallery talks about his painting and artistic endeavor.
PINTA ART PRESENTS A NEW EDITION OF OPENFILE WITH JOSÉ CASTIELLA
Two years after the announcement of her appointment, the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires reports that Gabriela Rangel will leave her position as Artistic Director of the museum as of June, in the framework of an unprecedented international crisis marked by the pandemic.
GABRIELA RANGEL CLOSES HER CYCLE AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AT MALBA FROM JUNE 2021
As part of the centenary birth of Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, the museum of the same name in Madrid is inaugurating a series of exhibitions in his honour. Free admission until 18 April.
THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA NATIONAL MUSEUM: A TRIBUTE TO THE 100TH BIRTHDAY OF ITS FOUNDER
Alexandra Trujillo amalgamates technology, nature, art and communication to assemble an immersive artistic experience that is no longer located within the walls of a gallery, but in the Amazon forest. The exhibition includes works in photography, textile installation, video-performance, lighting installation and interactive installation. In this way, the subject of communication becomes a medium itself, allowing the work-viewer relationship to become diaphanous.
ART, NATURE AND TECHNOLOGY - "INTANGIBLE: MEMORY OF A FOREST" IN +ARTE GALLERY
The exhibitions, by the artists Alexandra Colmenares and Rocío Gomez, are held online and include works in audio, video, digital art, photography and painting. Creating a stage that enfolds the viewer, the screen that separates them ceases to be a window and becomes a connecting channel.
ABRIR GALLERY PRESENTS " JAMAS SU TRONCO ENDEREZA " AND "TODAY IS OUR TOMORROW"
The history of art for the last fifty years has yet to be written. But the NEO POST exhibition, 50 years of geometric painting in Argentina 1970-2020, is a good approach to a fundamental chapter of Argentine art, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Buenos Aires (MACBA). The set of more than 80 artists selected by the curator Rodrigo Alonso reveals trends, nuances, affinities and differences between diverse creators, both historical ones such as Marcelo Bonevardi, Roberto Aizenberg, Kasuya Sakai and María Martorell, and artists in full activity such as Ernesto Ballesteros, Marta Minujín and Pablo Siquier. As a sign of these times, the artist's subjectivity appears, in all its freedom, open to other materialities and forms. It is no longer necessary to react rationally to the illusion, fiction and drama of figurative art. Everything is possible.
EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE IN NEO POST: 50 YEARS OF GEOMETRIC PAINTING IN ARGENTINA, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires (MACBA)
For centuries, noon has been considered a most forbidding hour, the time when shadows shorten and specters emerge. Regarding this theme, the exhibition features seven large-scale works by internationally acclaimed artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, conceived during a four-year collaboration with the museum.
BETWEEN BEAUTY AND BEWILDERMENT, THE MENIL COLLECTION PRESENTS ALLORA & CALZADILLA: SPECTERS OF NOON
The Galería Elvira González presents a solo exhibition by the Spanish artist Chema Madoz: games to understand objects, visual aphorisms to interpret the world of things.
CHEMA MADOZ AND A SERIES OF RECENT PHOTOGRAPHS ON OBJECTS
An ancient oriental tale tells, with multiple variants, the story of a painter who, having been imprisoned by an arbitrary power, devoted himself to painting a detailed landscape on the prison walls. Day after day the jailers observed the futility of his efforts. But the night he finished it, while everyone was sleeping, the imprisoned artist entered the landscape and was lost in it. Another version says that he painted a door through which he escaped along with other inmates. Spaced Out: Time is Art, curated by Adriana Herrera at the Art Factory Project gallery, brings together a group of paintings, photographs, collages, sculptures and other three-dimensional works created during the pandemic by 21 artists of various nationalities ad based in Miami. The dialogue between multiple visions that configure different exit doors reaffirms the possibility of contrasting the freedom of artistic imagination with the oppressive atmosphere of the present.
25 ARTISTS WHO OPPOSED THEIR IMAGINATION TO CONFINEMENT IN 2020
In celebration of Riveros’ (Colombian) contributions to geometric abstraction in Latin America, the Foundation exhibits drawings, paintings, and sculptures in “Abstracción Eterna” (Eternal Abstraction), along with a never-before-done mural. Until August 28, the show features one of the most important living abstract geometric artists in Colombia.
“ABSTRACCIÓN ETERNA” - JORGE RIVEROS AT THE PIERO ATCHUGARRY FOUNDATION IN MIAMI
The twenty-eighth edition of the contemporary art fair Estampa opened yesterday and is the centre of attention of the Spanish cultural scene and market: new chapter post-pandemic?
ESTAMPA 2021: A REASON TO BELIEVE IN THE RETURN OF THE TRADE FAIRS
Arman. Conceptual Perception, the first solo exhibition in Miami by the legendary French-American artist co-founder of the “Nouveau Réalisme” (New Realism), is the result of an applause-worthy collusion between the Ascaso gallery and Corice Canton, widow and trustee of the Arman Marital Trust and its vast legacy.
ARMAN: THE CREATING FUROR OF THE NEW REALISM IN MIAMI
The Colombian artist (Bogota, 1978), of international renown, participates in the group exhibition “Off the Record” held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan.
OFF THE RECORD – CARLOS MOTTA AT THE GUGGENHEIM NEW YORK
Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma inaugurated a group exhibition that reflects on the notions of frontier and defence. The work of artists such as Tommaso Realfonso and Master of the Conquest of Mallorca dialogue with the work of contemporary artists such as Antoni Muntadas (Barcelona 1942), Mounir Fatmi (Tangier, 1970), the duo Mª Jesús González Fernández (Valencia, 1978) and Patricia Gómez Villaescusa (Valencia, 1978), and Petrit Halilaj (Kosovo, 1986).